Liberty Engine Parts to Host Next AERA Regional Conference
Tech and Skills Conference to Be Held Saturday May 19, 2012 in Worcester, MA.
AERA says engine builders can gain
industry knowledge and network with other people with the traveling expense of
going to a national trade show. AERA has teamed up with a regional host to
offer opportunities in different regions of the country that is closer to a
number of shops.
Along with the outlined technical programs, AERA has invited leading
manufacturers of engine building/rebuilding tools, supplies, services, parts
and machinery to attend this conference. These suppliers will have table-top
displays that will be accessible during the conference.
of Events - May 19, 2012
8:00 - 9:00 am VISIT EXHIBITORS
9:00 - 10:30 am TECHNICAL SESSION #1
Presented by Mark Kenyon, Federal Mogul Technical Education Center
"High Performance Sealing Systems"
During this seminar Mark will clearly identify the
characteristics, application and selection of not only MLS (Multi-Layer Steel)
head gaskets, but it will also help to identify the necessary installation
procedures and proper selection of other gaskets and sealing materials used on
late model engines and high performance applications.
10:30 - 10:45 am MORNING BREAK
10:45 - Noon TECHNICAL SESSION #2
Presented by Bill McKnight, Training Team Leader Mahle Clevite
"Race Engine Bearings - Selection and Technology"
In this seminar we will look at bearing film thickness and how
the clearance of the bearing influences it. Bill will discuss about crush,
parting line relief and eccentricity of an engine bearing. Other topics that
will be discussed are the coating, prepping, and the overlay material of the
engine bearing. To conclude the seminar Bill will discuss the installation of
an engine bearing and how to identify different factors that can cause bearing
Noon - 1:51 pm LUNCH & VISIT EXHIBITORS
(Meal provided on-site by the host.)
1:15 - 2:30 pm TECHNICAL SESSION #3
Presented by Dave Thornton, Heavy Duty Engine Parts Manager FP
"Heavy Duty Engine Parts"
Dave will present the expanded growth opportunities within
today's heavy duty engine and agriculture markets. He will also talk in detail
about the evolution of the FP Diesel piston. Dave will end the conference with
the explanation of the difference between OE and aftermarket replacement parts
within the two markets.
2:30 - 2:45 pm
2:45 - 4:00 pm
TECHNICAL SESSION #4
Presented by Dave Hagen, AERA Technical Services
"PRO-SIS SA Specification Software"
Hagen will introduce you to PRO-SIS SA engine specification software. This new and
improved version of PRO-SIS will now allow you to search for engines, specs and
bulletins more effectively and efficiently. A new "special search"
section (bulletins, rods, blocks and casting number) is just one of many new
features which will be demonstrated in this session.
Cost to register for this
conference is only $10. For more information visit AERA's Web site or call AERA at (888) 326-2372.